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Written by Nick Galpine Photographs provided by Blessing Danha What do you do when personal tragedy strikes and everything you thought was certain in life, suddenly seems much less so? How do you rebuild and learn to make the most of every moment? If you’re Blessing Danha, an infrastructure consultant from Camden, you get yourself back...
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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is South Africa’s biggest community support programme which raises funds for schools and charities in order to improve education and social development. MySchool allows anyone to raise funds for their favourite school or charity. It really is so easy. Apply for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card here. Add Children in the Wilderness as...
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As the organiser and beneficiary of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is marking the successful completion of its 15th mountain bike fundraising event. The 2019 edition marked the 12th consecutive year that riders have had the opportunity to experience the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. By way of ringing...
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Written by Josephine Bestic In 2011 a shy Grade 7 Makuleke boy named Destiny Wisani Hlungwani attended a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Camp at nearby Pafuri in the far north of the Kruger National Park. On a CITW camp at Pafuri, learning about solar powerOn a CITW camp, during a team bird drawing competitionCITW...
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Anke Schmalzbauer from Germany rode the Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2019 for the first time this year. She made the most wonderful and generous decision – to donate her bicycle to someone in a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) community. The CITW Team decided the best recipient of this bike should be Miss Portia Phokela...
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Nick Galpine, our Nedbank Tour de Tuli Social Media Guru, rode this year’s Tour, and wrote this lovely little overview of his experience. “It’s hard to believe, as the dust settles, and the elephants of the Tuli Block rub their surprised eyes (well they would if they could), that the Nedbank Tour de Tuli is...
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Read Bongani Baloyi’s short report on his recent camp with our children from Makuleke (South Africa) at Pafuri Trails Camp. This is the first camp we have held in Pafuri after a two-year absence. It was very exciting to see Children in the Wilderness (CITW) collaborating again with Return Africa. The camp took place from...
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Meet the Children in the Wilderness team! Last week we gathered at the Rivonia offices we share withWilderness Safaris for our annual regional workshop.  Three super energising days later saw the regional coordinators heading back to their respective countries to implement the life-changing plans and projects they finalised.  The Children in the Wilderness Team Back L...
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Nwanati High School in Makuleke Village, South Africa, has recently kicked off our Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Club. Four Primary Schools in Malukele run our Eco-Club programme. Most learners in Makuleke move on to Nwanati High school and for children who have been in our Eco-Clubs, our YES Programme offers them (and any news students)...
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We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank from all of us at Children in the Wilderness (CITW) to those that have listed us as a beneficiary on their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cards. All those little swipes at the till add up and in 2018 we received a total of R19...
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